Reading native Steven Swavely back for third season with Royals

2010 Muhlenberg High School graduate signs ECHL deal

Reading, PA – Forward Steven Swavely has signed an ECHL contract with the Reading Royals for the 2018-19 season, Head Coach Kirk MacDonald announced Monday. The Reading native has played in the Philadelphia Flyers organization since 2016 and signed after completing his senior season at the University of Maine. Swavely graduated from Muhlenberg High School in 2010. The Royals have signed 11 players this offseason and are proudly affiliated with the Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms.


Swavely 3 Things You Need to Know:

  • Last season: 13 goals and 29 points in 38 games for Royals last season, played in four Kelly Cup Playoff games. Scored three goals and five points for Phantoms in regular season and competed in three Calder Cup Playoff contests.
  • The 26-year-old has 68 points (31g) in 78 games with Reading. With Lehigh Valley, Swavely has skated in 50 games (6g).
  • Swavely captained Maine during his senior NCAA season and grew up playing locally for the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers and New Jersey Hitmen. He averaged 20 points a season while playing at Maine.

They Said It:
Steven Swavely: “Reading has been my home and it’s been a good place for me to play. The fans have accepted and loved me so it was a pretty easy decision. I have been fortunate to be in the Flyers organization for two years now so I’m happy to be back for a third season.”

Head Coach Kirk MacDonald: “It’s great to have Steven back for another season wearing purple. He puts up points and does a lot of little things well. We’re very pleased at how our team is coming together and Steven will be a big part of it.” 

Updated Royals Roster
Forwards (7): #9 Brayden Low, #12 Steven Swavely, #14 Adam Schmidt, #21 Frankie DiChiara, #24 Bo Pieper, #29 Jack Riley, #77 Shane Walsh
Defensemen (4): #4 Nick Neville, #6 Dan Milan, #7 Adam Larkin, #11 Charlie Vasaturo

Season tickets and mini-plans are on sale by calling 610-898-7825 (PUCK).

First Home Game Oct. 13
The Royals will open the 2018-19 regular season at Santander Arena on Sat., Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m. vs. the Worcester Railers. The home opener will feature a special Block Party and “Red Carpet” presentation for the team.

About the Royals
The Royals have been owned by serial entrepreneur Jack Gulati since 2014 and are entering their 18th ECHL season. Proudly affiliated with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Reading plays in the Santander Arena, located in downtown Reading, PA at 700 Penn Street. The Royals won the Kelly Cup in 2013, have made the playoffs in nine straight seasons and are four-time division champions.